Sacagawea

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Sac·a·ga·we·a

 (săk′ə-gə-wē′ə, sä-kä′gä-wē′ä) or Sac·a·ja·we·a (săk′ə-jə-wē′ə) 1787?-1812?
Shoshone guide and interpreter who accompanied (1805-1806) the Lewis and Clark expedition.
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Noun1.Sacagawea - the Shoshone guide and interpreter who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition part of the way
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Returning to his ancestral homeland to place a headstone on his grandmother's grave, the filmmaker conjures a strong sense of identification with the bend in the river that once housed seven towns now under the waters of Lake Sakajawea, an ironic name that belies the water's non-native origin.